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Library Departments

WKU Libraries is a division at Western Kentucky University comprised of three departments and the Dean's Office.




Acting Department Head: Susann deVries | 270-745-2904 | susann.devries@wku.edu

The Department of Library Public Services at Western Kentucky University has as its primary goal the collection, preservation and provision of access to information resources which support the instructional, research, and public service programs of the University. Additionally, the department seeks to promote resource sharing at the state, regional, national and global levels by providing enhanced access to collections and serving as a gateway to local, national and international resources. We do this while trying not to lose sight of the department's longstanding motto: ASK US! and its inherent dedication to personalized service with a human touch.


Department Head: Deana Groves | 270-745-6151 | deana.groves@wku.edu

The Department of Library Technical Services (DLTS) is composed of three areas: Continuing Resources, Bibliographic Access, and Acquisitions/Collection Services. DLTS is responsible for acquiring, organizing, cataloging and providing access to books, serials, non-print items, and electronic resources; binding and preserving materials for extended use in the collection; providing access to multiple resources that enhance and support research and lifelong learning through the online library catalog, Internet resources, print collections, and emerging forms of information acquisition and access; providing technological support and enhancements to library faculty and staff. In the search for wisdom and knowledge, we provide users with information, collections, and connections.


Department Head: Jonathan Jeffrey | 270-745-5265 | jonathan.jeffrey@wku.edu

Library Special Collections acquires and preserves materials primarily related to Kentucky and Kentuckians, with the objective of making them available to researchers interested in the state, its people and their relationship to the world. Visit us to learn about the Civil War, World War II, Kentucky authors, Mammoth Cave, Western Kentucky University, genealogy, folklore, Kentucky Shakers, politics and much more!  


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 Last Modified 9/26/19